2012 Finalists



Gold Personal Care Alicia Hobson Chester Co Tech HS
Silver Health Education Poust; Hare; Perez Columbia Montour AVTS
Bronze CERT Skills Gupta; Garraway Berks CTC West Sunset
Speaking Skills Maria Cinquanto Berks CTC East – PM


4th Place Dental Science Rebecca Hart Berks CTC East- PM
5th Place Personal Care Ashley Weil Berks CTC East – AM
6th Place Life Support Skills Brandon Zerman Berks CTC West – Sunrise
Speaking Skills Samantha Hawksworth Berks CTC East – AM
8th Place Job Seeking Skills Bethany King Berks CTC East – PM
9th Place Personal Care Jordan Noel Delaware Valley HS
10th Place Medical Assisting Taylor Swank Chester Co Technical HS
Interviewing Skills Desiree Adam Berks CTC West – Sunset


Gold Medical Spelling Patty Shaffer Laurel Business Institute
Silver Job Seeking Skills Brooke Jones YTI- Career Institute
ResearchedPersuasive Speaking Kerri-Lynn Roupe Laurel Technical Institute
Bronze Epidemiology Dawn Falkner Laurel Technical Institute


4th Place Dental Science Jenna Petro Berks CTC East – PM
Extemporaneous Health Poster Waleska Gonzalez-Toro YTI- Technical Institute
Medical Reading Heckman; Alexander; Roche Laurel Technical Institute
5th Place Medical Terminology Candace Hummel Laurel Technical Institute


We are very proud of our 2011-2012 PENN HOSA Secretary and National Officer Candidate, Nicole Teat from Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. Nicole ran for a National HOSA position. After testing and interviewing with the Nominating Committee, Nicole was slated for the position of National HOSA Region III Vice President. Although she was not elected, the experience of running for National Office is one she will never forget!


OUTSTANDING HOSA CHAPTER – Encourages the development of local chapter activities that benefit HOSA members, the school, and the community as documented in a scrapbook prepared by HOSA students; recognition is given to those chapters who fulfill these aims and purposes to the highest degree

Teresa Batista, Reading –Muhlenberg CTC Freedom

NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM – Creation of a portfolio of evidence of his/her accomplishments in preparation for a health career

Montana Mae Drumheller, Samantha Hare, and Kelsey Locher, Columbia-Montour AVTS

HOSA WEEK – Encourages students to become contributing members of their communities through activities conducted during HOSA week

Mastbaum AVTS- Nursing Hearts
Reading- Muhlenberg CTC- Pride

NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation CERTIFICATES of RECOGNITION for donating a minimum of $100.00 and/or 100 hours of community service

Thomas Edison – Fareira – $500.00
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute- Emerging Health Professionals and Dental – $400.00
Reading-Muhlenberg CTC Alumni Chapter- $300.00

BARBARA JAMES AWARD – Presented for volunteer efforts; ***all members completing 100 or more hours of community service also earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award

***Dylan Cullen, DCTS-Folcroft
***Sheena Davis, Franklin Learning Center
***Casey Dolan, Archbishop Wood HS
***Liliana Dominguez, Reading -Muhlenberg CTC
***Courtney Lynch, Archbishop Wood HS
***Katelyn Martin, Franklin Learning Center
***Alexis Wyeth, Archbishop Wood HS
Peter Czerwonka, Archbishop Wood HS

OUTSTANDING STATE LEADER – Recognition of a past state officer for his/her commitment to HOSA and outstanding leadership of his/her state association

Courtney Weaver, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute; 2011-12 PENN HOSA Western Region Vice President

CHAPTER NEWSLETTER – Encourages chapters to share their chapter activities and professional learning through a chapter newsletter

HOSA Happenings, Laurel Technical Institute; Kerri-Lynn Roupe, Editor
Nursing Hearts, Jules E. Mastbaum AVTS; Cheyenne Green, Editor
HOSA’s Pride’s Post, Reading –Muhlenberg CTC; Michelle Frutos, Editor
HOSA Freedom Chapter Chronicle, Reading-Muhlenberg CTC; Pedro Ruiz, Editor

OUTSTANDING HOSA ADVISOR – Recognition of a local chapter advisor who exemplifies the goals and purposes of the HOSA organization while serving as a role model and guiding the chapter members through the benefits of HOSA membership

Tracy Schliep, Laurel Technical Institute


Brianne Rowan, Juniata College; $2,000.00
Kelsey Locker, Columbia Montour AVTS; $1,000.00
Darlene Poust, Columbia Montour AVTS; $1,000.00


Assigned to the competitive event of Medical Spelling by National HOSA, PENN HOSA utilized the following individuals as State Event Personnel:

Event Manager (EM) Tracy Schliep Laurel Technical Institute
Quality Assurance (QA) Marla Selman Franklin County Career Center
Section Leader Rosemary Barakat DCTS- Folcroft
Michelle Shank Franklin County Career Center
Time Keeper Tricia Evans YTI- Career Institute
Holding Room Karen Holcombe Berks CTC West
Pronouncer Susan Gessner Laurel Business Institute
Proctors (written test) Nelleke Beats McCaskey East HS
Anja Beats Daughter of Nelleke Beats
Ann Marie Cary Columbia Montour
Event Assistants Marcus Henderson, PENN HOSA President Franklin Learning Center
Sareena Breyer, PENN HOSA VP Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Lauren Pickrell PENN HOSA Secretary Carbon Career & Technical Institute
Local Chapter member Lyndsey Wasser, PENN HOSA Regional VP Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Local chapter members Kimberly Schwambach Berks CTC- East
Kerri-lynn Roupe & Jessica Roche Laurel Technical Institute



Norma Tamayo, Reading-Muhlenberg CTC; Advisor to Judge Outstanding HOSA Chapter
Todd Heckman, Berks CTC East; Courtesy Corps for Grand Awards Session
Keith Davis, Randolph Academy, Fire Science; Courtesy Corps for Grand Awards Session
Dennis Nelson, PENN HOSA Staff; Courtesy Corps for Grand Awards Session
Marcus Henderson, Franklin Learning Center; Opening Session Flag Bearer

Voting Delegates –

  • Secondary- PENN HOSA Officers
    • Marcus Henderson; Sareena Breyer; Lyndsey Wasser
  • Postsecondary
    • Dawn Faulkner and Candace Hummel, Laurel Technical Institute

Alternate Delegate-

  • Secondary – Penn HOSA Officer, Lauren Pickrell


PENN HOSA wishes to congratulate all advisors, students and officers that participated and excelled at the conference. A special thank you to the local school districts for their continued support of PENN HOSA because without this support, our members would not be afforded the myriad of HOSA opportunities and experiences!